With the way the world works and how globalisation has continued to make the planet appear smaller than it is these days, national teams now have the ability to pick players from various countries for their side.
This happens because of dual-citizenships that individuals can earn when they, for example, live in a different country for a certain period of time or are born to parents of another heritage and naturally are born into it themselves. Speaking of earning, bettors can find out how much they can earn from placing a bet when they use thebetcalculator.com.
England are just one national side that can certainly benefit from that luxury that some other countries have not been able to do so, with many footballers in the past having chosen the Three Lions over other countries they are eligible for.
Men such as Jack Grealish and Declan Rice have decided to turn down the Republic of Ireland for England in recent years, whereas others such as Owen Hargreaves, Terry Butcher and Nathaniel Chalobah have all chosen to represent the Three Lions in the past as well.
Fortunately for England, due to the rules on dual-citizenship, there are a number of talented prospects that they could look to get their hands on in the future, should they continue to perform the way they are for their clubs.
Although the label ‘Wonderkid’ can be thrown around far too often, there are some prospects that might justify the term.
Bradley Cross is a 19-year-old centre-back that has been playing for Schalke 04 and has earned rave reviews from a number of Premier League clubs. South Arican-born, the teenager holds a UK Passport which would make him eligible. Cross may have represented South Africa’s youth sides already, but rules would allow for him to play for England if he were called up to do so.
Another talent to be plying his trade in Germany, Bradley Fink is a young forward who plays for Borussia Dortmund. Having been born in Switzerland, the 16-year-old qualifies for England through his mother, as she is British. However, it could be difficult as Switzerland will likely put up a fight for him, as well, as he has been prolific for their Under-17 side.
Another ‘Wonderkid’ playing in, you guessed it, Germany. Noah Ohio has represented both England and The Netherlands’ Under-16 sides in the past as the Red Bull Leipzig forward is thought of extremely highly. He left Manchester City in 2019 to pursue a clearer route into first-team football. However, he looks to have left England for good as he has chosen to feature for The Netherlands’ youth side in recent outings.